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Divorce issues pose serious problems in many Copts’ private life and are causing a severe conflict between the state and the Coptic Orthodox Church.
Father Andrawus ‘Azīz criticizes the decision made by a bishop to excommunicate those who read the daily independent Rose al-Yūsuf.
The recent intensive conference seminars, which were supposed to be on doctrine, attacked several Coptic figures and church symbols, including as Father Mattá al-Maskīn, father Ibrāhīm ‘Abd al- Sayyid and Max Michel.
Discussion about the issue of divorce in the Coptic church, the ten conditions under which divorce was allowed in the 1938 law, and Pope Shenouda’s rejection of these conditions.
Gamal Asa’ad discusses the role of the Arab Christians, and Samuel Huntington’s clash of civilizations. He rejects outside interference in the affairs of the Copts suggesting that such interference is for the benefit of the US and is carried out on the pretext of protecting the human rights...
In this article the author talks about the Pope Shenouda’s medical problems and his disagreement with Father Ibrahīm ‘Abd al-Sayd.
Defrocked archpriest Andrawus ‘Azīz says in this interview that there are eight other reasons for Coptic divorce besides adultery, while Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria adamantly still insists that adultery is the sole reason for divorce. This is perhaps because he is trying to consolidate his...
The article deals with the issue of the defrocking of priests and monks as 50 clergymen have been defrocked during the past five years, the most recent of whom were two priests in al-Jīza parish who were defrocked for committing financial excesses and violating canon laws.
Bishop Yuānnis speaks about the church in the modern age, arguing that though some laws do need to be updated, there is a general failure to recognize the positive aspects of the church’s laws, in particular those forbidding divorce. He also denies claims that the leading religious authorities are...
Sawsan Ibrāhīm ‘Abd al-Sayyid [daughter of late Father Ibrāhīm ‘Abd al-Sayyid] responds to Rose al-Yousuf’s interview with Bishop Mousa.
The salary of a priest with a family can be as 200LE, and the church is able to deprive priests of their financial rights at will. Consequently, some priests suffer serious financial hardship.
The author had criticized in a previous article the Church that has been newly established under US registration. The church, under the leadership of Andarāwus ‘Azīz, is dedicated to solving the problem of Copts unable to get divorce or remarry because of the Orthodox Church’s inflexible position...
This article is a message refuting what ‘Ādil Najīb Rizq published in the same newspaper on July 11, 2005. Father Andrāwus ‘Azīz says that ‘Ādil Najīb Rizq based his article on a bundle of lies and slander about Father Andrāwus ‘Azīz, and that the intervention of the law is necessary.
Andarawus ‘Azīz, supposedly a priest, was proved to have been violating the Bible as he explained the sacrament of matrimony in his own way in a bid to attract more supporters for the illegal marriage ceremonies he and his likes are holding.
Thousands of problems are being sent to Pope Shenouda’s office since June 1993, when he issued a law forbidding the marriage of a woman to her brother-in-law and the man to his sister-in-law after their husband and wife’s deaths….
Issues of personal status and dismissed priests show that there is a discrepancy between civil and ecclesiastical rules. The church considers dismissing mistaken clergymen part of its authority. Still, the court deals with the decisions of the church administratively that can be appealed before the...
The transcript of an interview with Bishop Marcos of Shubrā al-Khaymā about the rules regarding the succession of a pope, church and politics, Father Matā al-Miskīn and other subjects.
The administrative court reinstated an archpriest whom the church deposed because of marrying divorced Copts without obtaining the permission of the church. The church does not allow for divorce except for marital infidelity. That is why it does not allow a second marriage except for the one whose...
The administrative court issued a decree that allows fired priest Andraous Aziz to come back to work. This might draw the church into crisis, especially if it tries to counteract the judicial decision. It also may limit the authority of the church over religious men.

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